Accra Polytechnic put on a devastating show as they rampaged through Valley View University to an emphatic 81-22 victory in the final game of first round quarter final games in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The defending champions, playing in front of a raucous crowd delivered in the best way possible as the quest for a historic treble of victories in Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition began. Accra Polytechnic’s win summed up a perfect Day one of the quarter final stage.
Valley View University made the quarter finals as late replacements due to University of Development Studies-Tamale sudden withdrawal from the competition. Wa Polytechnic was hurled in to complete Group A followed suit by withdrawing as well.
The debutants soon got baptized with fire from the tried and tested nerves of steel from Accra Polytechnic who virtually ended the game after only 15 minutes of play in the first quarter. Accra Poly led 30-4 heading into second quarter and continued scoring in bunches all the way till the final whistle sounded.
Accra Poly’s deadly wing duo of Farahat Tamimmu and Abdul Mutaleeb Alhassan unsurprisingly dominated play with highlight reels of three point shooting artistry and elite athleticism.
Valley View’s captain Bright Nathaniel Masi was utterly disappointed with his side’s play who in his view, failed to replicate what had been learnt at practice.
University of Ghana’s (UG) similarly emphatic 53-29 win over Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in an earlier matchup means a repeat win margin in the next round for UG against Valley View would all but seal the team’s place in the final four.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, Y FM, TV3 and Ghana Sports Newspaper.